Category: Announcements

2023 Shinnenkai – New Year’s celebration – Reserve your tickets now!!!

UKWANSHIN KABUDAN  INVITES YOU TO A NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION SHINNENKAI Sunday, January 22, 2023Jikoen Hongwanji Social HallDoors open at 5:30Limited seating. “First come, first served” Join us for a long-awaited in-person gathering to celebrate the new year.  Come to  enjoy an entertaining evening with family and friends. Musical performances by sanshin and udui (dance) students will be […]

Updates on online programs and classes for December 2022 and January 2023

Gusuyoo chuu wuganabira, On behalf of our Ukwanshin Kabudan shinkaa (circle of friends), I would like to thank all of you for supporting our classes and programs. This has been an interesting year as we slowly started easing our way back to in-person engagements. A special thank you to Jikoen Hongwanji for continuing to provide a space for us to gather. We […]

Let’s Speak Uchinaaguchi!

Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, 7 pm (Hawaii time)Contact us for the Zoom link Please join us Monday, November 14 on Zoom for our monthly Shimakutuba session with Brandon-shiinshii.  Hope you are finding occasions to say/use the words and phrases that you have learned from these sessions in your daily activities.  Please note that this month’s session will be […]

Okinawa Hands-On fundraiser at “Trash & Treasures” by Temari

TEMARI, a local Hawaii arts group, has graciously invited Ukwanshin Kaabudan to hold our fundraiser for Okinawa Hands-On at their annual TRASH & TREASURE craft fair on  Sunday, November 6, 2022  from 9am – 1 pm at the Japanese Cultural Center. Please visit our table where we will have an assortment of hand-made Okinawan-themed items […]

Uta-sanshin Gateway: a short course for Beginners

We are excited to launch a new program called the Uta-sanshin Gateway. This will be a series of workshop-style classes to provide new learners of sanshin the basic tools to start their musical journey. Over the span of 6 hours spread out over a number of classes, we will go over how to hold the […]